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Top Fuel
Pos Driver Points
1 Brittany Force 307
2 Antron Brown 269
3 Doug Kalitta 267
4 Steve Torrence 249
5 Clay Millican 242
6 J.R. Todd 229
7 Dave Connolly 217
8 Terry Mc Millen 209
9 Tony Schumacher 190
10 Leah Pritchett 188
11 Richie Crampton 187
12 Troy Buff 155
13 Shawn Langdon 130
14 Scott Palmer 93
15 Morgan Lucas 84

Funny Car
Pos Driver Points
1 Robert Hight 341
2 John Force 294
3 Ron Capps 289
4 Del Worsham 283
5 Jack Beckman 271
6 Courtney Force 265
7 Chad Head 236
8 Alexis De Joria 233
9 Tim Wilkerson 221
10 Matt Hagan 150
11 Tommy Johnson 149
12 Cruz Pedregon 146
13 John Hale 126
14 James Campbell 109
15 Terry Haddock 98

Pro Stock
Pos Driver Points
1 Jason Line 463
2 Greg Anderson 415
3 Bo Butner 331
4 Drew Skillman 264
5 Chris McGaha 214
6 Allen Johnson 212
7 Jeg Coughlin 191
8 Vincent Nobile 175
9 Erica Enders 171
10 Alex Laughlin 154
11 Deric Kramer 135
12 V Gaines 124
12 Matthew Hartford 124
14 Shane Gray 117
15 Joey Grose 94

Pro Stock Motorcycle
Pos Driver Points
1 Eddie Krawiec 129
2 Hector Arana 99
3 Andrew Hines 79
4 LE Tonglet IV 74
5 Chip Ellis 62
6 Michael Ray Jr 52
6 Gerald Savoie 52
6 James Underdahl 52
9 Angelle Sampey 35
10 Scott Pollacheck 33
10 Melissa Surber 33
12 Steve Johnson 32
13 Hector Arana Jr 31
13 Mike Berry 31
13 Michael Phillips 31
13 Angie Smith 31
Brown, Hight, Line, Savoie Fastest in Texas Qualifying

31st annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Antron Brown

Antron Brown powered to the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel Saturday at the 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. 

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 22nd event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals is the fourth race of the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

Brown's Friday night performance of 3.682 seconds at 330.55 mph was enough to secure the No. 1 spot. His time is a Texas Motorplex track record. The reigning world champion tallied his 47th career No. 1 qualifier, third of the season and first at Dallas. Brown will race Chris Karamesines in the first round of eliminations.

"We've been racing good in the Countdown but we haven't been getting those qualifying points like we need to," said Brown, the Top Fuel points leader. "A lot of these teams have been racking up on us. To come here and to qualify the way we have has been phenomenal. We just hope that can carry over to race day. That's where all the points are at. Right now, I couldn't be happier for my whole team."

Leah Pritchett qualified second with a 3.698 at 327.43, while Tony Schumacher, an eight-time world champion, is third with a 3.705 at 326.71. J.R. Todd is fourth and matched with Troy Buff while Brittany Force qualified fifth and Shawn Langdon qualified sixth. 

Robert Hight

Hight pushed to the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car with a 3.839 at a 332.02, which he notched Friday night. His time is the third-quickest Funny Car pass in NHRA history and a Texas Motorplex track record. This is his 49th career No. 1 qualifier, second of the season and fifth at Dallas. The 2009 world champion is currently eighth in points with one win this year, which came in Gainesville, Fla. He will go heads up with Brandon Welch in Sunday's first round. 

"Starting at St. Louis, we turned things around," said Hight, a two-time Dallas winner. "Tell you what, to come out here to Texas, my sponsor's race, and make four runs in the 3.80s, that shows we've got it going on. My teammates are running 3.80s and we're right at the top. It's exciting to have a qualifying like this, but tomorrow is a new day. We've been having problems with sealing the deal on Sunday. It'll be a tough match tomorrow."

Jack Beckman sits in the No. 2 spot with a 3.843 at a track record speed of 333.66. Beckman, third in points, won earlier this season in Chicago and St. Louis. He will battle Dave Richards to start eliminations.

Tommy Johnson Jr. posted a 3.847 at 325.06 to qualify third. Two-time world champion Matt Hagan qualified fourth and Houston winner Courtney Force in fifth. 

Jason Line

In Pro Stock, Line used his Saturday performance of 6.568 at 210.34 to secure the No. 1 spot for the seventh time this year and 48th time in his career. Line, a two-time world champion, won this event in 2011 as the No. 1 qualifier and also sprinted to victory here in 2013. He leads the points with eight victories and five runner-up finishes this season. 

"Everybody is close," said Line, who will race Alan Prusiensky Sunday morning. "It really comes down to just making the best decision. It's like a big chess match. I think we had a good day using all three (Ken Black Racing) cars, and we used them wisely today. We learned some things and hopefully all three cars are good for tomorrow."

Greg Anderson qualified No. 2 with a 6.579 at 210.11. St. Louis winner Alex Laughlin, from Granbury, Texas, is third and matched up with five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin. Shane Gray is fourth and set to go up against Seattle winner Aaron Strong.

Jerry Savoie

Louisiana alligator farmer Savoie claimed his first No. 1 qualifier of 2016 with a 6.805 at 197.31. This is the sixth No. 1 of his career and second consecutive at Texas Motorplex. Savoie, who won this event last year, raced to victory in St. Louis and posted three runner-up finishes earlier this season. He is currently fifth in points and will open eliminations against Joe DeSantis. 

"At this point in the game it is really important to get as many points as you can," said Savoie, who finished a career-high third in points one year ago. "I don't know if I'm more excited about being No. 1 or to win a race. It's a good weekend and Dallas is my home track now since we don't run in Houston. After our showing last year, hopefully we can repeat it and have some fun."

Reigning world champion Andrew Hines qualified second with a 6.811 at 195.90. Eddie Krawiec, Hines' Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teammate, is third and matched up with Karen Stoffer while Englishtown, N.J., winner Angelle Sampey is fourth and will go up against Shawn Gann.

Eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals are set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. and will be shown live on FOX Sports 1 starting at 2 p.m.

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